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    July 9, 2011
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fire off e-mails with the qwerty keypad, and work securely around the world so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it's the android-powered phone that mixes business with pleasure. so let's get our work done, america, so we can all get back to playing "angry birds." the motorola expert from sprint. trouble hearing on the phone? visit sprintrelay.com. remembering betty ford. the former first lady leaves behind a remarkable legacy. we look at her life and talking about her troubles proved to be an inspiration to millions. the baseball player involved in a fan's deadly fall reflects on the incident. casey anthony walks free next weekend. what can she expect when she gets out of jail? and why was her mother turned away when she came to see casey? the royal visit continues in california. has kate's couture met expectation? her fashion report card is coming up. good morning, i'm alex witt.
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welcome to msnbc saturday. first we are dealing with the deadline to raise the debt ceiling around the corner. lawmakers in washington are hard at work this morning. top leaders from both parties are meeting with the president at the white house tomorrow. here's the president today. >> we agree on system of the big things. we agreed that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to feet get our fiscal house in order. to do that, both sides have to step outside of their con fort zones to make political sacrifices. and we agree we simply cannot afford to default on the national obligations for the first time in our history. >> joining me now is white house correspondent mike have a caro. good morning to you. >> good morning, alex. >> are there enough of the similarities done to get the deal done this weekend? >> reporter: well, that's a great question. and a lot of people are drawing lines in the sand. over the past several weeks as we have led up to this very crucial, this critical weekend, alec, it appears there's really
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very little wiggle room. but we shall see. what's on the table is something of historic proportion. $4 trillion in spending cuts over ten years, over 12 years, that's one of the things being ironed out. of course, you know the story here. $14.3 trillion, that's the u.s. national debt right now. it's getting higher, but before it gets higher, congress has to allow to vote to allow it to do so. republicans will not allow the vote to go forward on the floor of the house unless there are significant spending cuts. so that's the predicate heading into this weekend. you know the president met on thursday with top congressional leaders entering the final phase of the negotiations. he came out afterwards saying we are going to let our staff work over the next couple of days. i want to see everybody back here on sunday with their bottom line proposals. and that's what's going to happen at 6:00 on sunday night, tomorrow night, here at the white house. in the meantime, the president is going to go to camp david. staff is working throughout the weekend.
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we have seen white house staff coming in today. then in the meantime, republicans drawing the line in the sand on the issue of taxes. the question is, what constitutes a tax hike? is it cutting tax breaks for corporations and special interests? some republicans say it is. kathy mcmore royce rogers is from spokane, washington, a member of the house republican leadership. she's supplied the response to the president today. >> republicans have man tainted there can be no increase in the national debt limit unless it is accompanied by serious spending cuts and reforms. to be truly serious, these cuts should exceed the amount by which president obama wants the debt limit increased. and there can be no job-crushing tax hikes on families and small businesses. >> reporter: and so the president is swinging for the fences, really, by putting the $4 trillion figure out there. that proposal on the table. we have talked about the republicans bottom line. the house democrats and those in the president's base say their line in the sand is around
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social security and medicare. they don't want to see any changes to that. the president is talking about political pain, that might be the pain where detectives feel the pain, alex. >> thank you, mike. see you next hour. and in the meantime, we invite you to watch "meet the press" tomorrow. among david gregory's guests, treasury secretary tim git new year addressing pushing for the debt ceiling deal. he's also joined by former minnesota governor tim pawlenty. if it is sunday, it is "meet the press." now to the legacy of betty ford, the former first lady that completely changed the way americans talk about addiction, breast cancer and other tough issues the people used to deal with in silence. mrs. ford died last night at the age of 93. the wife of president gerald ford liked challenges and certainly faced a number of them during her life and years in public life. here's nbc's bruce hall with more. >> reporter: elizabeth ford, better known as betty, the first
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lady. betty ford was thrust into the spotlight after water gate claimed the presidency of richard nixon and saw the job as a challenge for treatment. >> the event that probably had the biggest impact on my life was the day my husband took the oath of office as president of the united states. >> reporter: she married gerald ford in 1948 and began her life as the wife of a politician and a mother and housewife. >> i like my career as a housewife and a mother. i think my life has been much fuller and much broader. and i'm happier than i would have been in what is somewhat a narrow life that you have to give up everything to become a professional. >> reporter: as first lady ford was vocal speaking out in support of women's rights. when faced with breast cancer in 197 4rks she spoke openly about the disease and her mastectomy. two topics not discussed in public in those days.
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ford also spoke openly about her battles with alcohol and drugs and established the betty ford treatment center. once out of washington, mrs. ford rarely stepped into the political spotlight making a few appearances with other presidents and their wives, but shery mained she remained active in the causes close to her heart. bruce hall, nbc news. >> betty ford's family is traveling to california to organize services for the former first lady. adid tooe roy is in california for us outside the eisenhower medical center, that's the place where the first lady passed. good morning to you, aditi. >> reporter: good morning to you as well, alex. we'll learn more about the funeral plans for the former first lady later on an the afternoon press conference. in the meantime, the fords were a corner stone in this palm desert community and lived here for 35 years shortly after gerald ford finished out his
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presidency. in fact, that's why it is not so surprising betty ford's death has taken up the line share of the local coverage in "the desert sun." reaction is pouring in from around the country and the world. here's what president obama said yesterday. as our nation's first lady, she was a powerful advocate for women' health and women's rights. after leaving the white house, mrs. ford helped reduce the socials stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment. indeed the betty ford center located in rancho mirage is an integral part of the former first lady's legacy. included in the stars, johnny cash, lindsay lohan and elizabeth taylor. marley matteson also tweeted she and betty ford center helped to beat her addiction.
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many of the people were we have day americans, not necessarily celebrities. she was an integral part and heavily involved with the day-to-day activities of the center. she was chairman of the board from 1982 to 2005 and regularly greeted patients here. it is part of the reason why she was such a beloved part of this community. >> which indeed she was. thank you so much, nbc's aditi roy. now to florida with casey anthony making a surprising decision behind bars just eight days from being released from the florida jail. kerry sanders has the latest from orlando. >> reporter: behind the razor wire at this florida jail, casey anthony is serving her final days as a convicted criminal. >> i will adjudge you to be guilty of those counts. >> reporter: on thursday the judge sentenced casey to four years in jail for lying to police. but with time already served, she'll be free in a little over a week. >> right now, get out of my way. >> reporter: on friday casey's mother tried to visit her in the jail, but the 25-year-old said
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no. when she walks out of jail, security is the big concern. >> justice for caylee! >> reporter: emotions are running high. with people outraged at the jury's decision to acquit her on charges she murdered her 2-year-old daughter caylee. >> i think that most people believe that she did, in fact, do it. >> reporter: and there's anger that the investigation into caylee's disappearance cost the state of florida so much time and money. more than a million dollars. >> we pay the tax fun money for the false searches. we are left with the bill. >> reporter: prosecutors want casey anthony to pay the costs with any money she makes from her new-found notarity. florida lawmakers are calling for new legislation to keep what happened to caylee from ever happening again. they want to make it a crime if a parent fails to report a missing child to police within 48 hours. casey anthony waited 31 days to
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report her daughter missing. >> had this been in place before the caylee anthony disappearance, that casey anthony would not be walking out of that jail next week. she would be a felon in the state of florida under what we are proposing as caylee's law. >> reporter: but casey will be walking out of jail soon. and where does she go when she leaves here? that's unclear, but if she stays here, the same orange county sheriff's office that arrested her will now have to protect her from so much anger. kerry sanders, nbc news, orlando. in earth's orbit the crew of the "atlantis" is hard at work for the first full day of the space shuttle mission. they awoken to music this morning. the launch went perfect. they are carrying years worth of supplies to the international
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space station. "atlantis" returns on july 20th. if you are in new york today visiting times square, you'll see temperatures rising into the mid-80s. here's a look at the nation's weather picture by going to meteorologist bill karins. good morning. >> good morning to you, alex. the temperatures around the country continue to soar. we had a couple cool spots yesterday that saw the rain through the midatlantic and up there through the northeast, but the heat near dallas was impressive. it was 105 yesterday in dallas. that's like desert heat. it was 110 in phoenix. dallas was close to that. once again, nothing is going to change. the same areas continue to be hot. if anything, the heat will spread a little bit. in the yellow is a heat advisory spreading up through kansas city, almost to st. louis, right through columbia down to wichita, tulsa, little rock, shreveport and jackson. in the memphis area, the excessive heat watch. we think tomorrow will be the hottest day for you. how hot will it get today? how does 103 sound in dallas? 102 in oklahoma city. that continues along a string of
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100-degree heat. little rock to memphis, the difference with this heat wave is humidity will be up. so today and tomorrow we are going to watch not only the excessive heat, but with the humidity that's where the heat index comes into play. we'll see heat indexes of 105 to 110 in areas of little rock and near memphis going through the your sunday. look at jackson and birmingham right behind down there in the deep south. your saturday forecast is showing areas of green with a slight chance of rain. the areas from maine through the midatlantic, the rain is just about gone if not completely gone. showers and thunderstorms in florida. we'll also watch the northern plains saturday and sunday. you have the likelihood of thunderstorms. i don't think anyone is going to get washed out this weekend. if anything, you'll want to be in the pool and stay wet to stay cool. back to you. good advice. thank you, bill. she was 18, pretty and promising. last weekend lauren aslee was found viciously murdered in a marsh and police say her ex-boyfriend was to blame. were there warning signs to prevent her murder? historic and live reports
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president obama is hoping another round of debt ceiling negotiations at the white house tomorrow will bring congress closer to reaching a deal. but friday both leaders on the side continue to draw lines in the sand. >> we are not going to reduce the deficit or subsidize tax cuts for the rich on the acts or
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backs of american seniors. no benefit cuts in medicare and social security. >> i think now is the time to raise taxes on working families? now is not the time to raise taxes. i'm hopeful on sunday we can get together to realize you can't raise taxes. >> karen fin knee is a former communications director of the dnc and joe watkins is a former white house aid to george h.w. bush. they are both msnbc political analysts. good morning to both of you. this is a fun pairing for a saturday morning. joe, do you see any resolution here or is this a game of chicken until the 11th and 45th minutes of the hour? >> we don't have a choice here. we don't want to default. we have to raise the debt ceiling, sadly. but it is something that has to be done. some of the republicans just talked about maybe tying into a
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balanced budget amendment. a legislation that forced the u.s. to balance the books the way moms and dads around the country have to balance their books. they got to get it done. hopefully they get it done in a way that doesn't injury the people who are providing the jobs. >> do you think the message you are seeing is getting out to the republicans who say, we don't need to raise the debt ceiling? there are some republicans saying that, joe. >> there are some saying that we don't need to raise it, unless we have -- we force the government to do like we ask american citizens to do, which is to pay their bills and balance their books. and senator pat thume is leading the charge of that regard. there are 20 republicans standing with him to say this makes a lot of sense. we do need to get this done. i think it will get done. i think at the end of it all we'll find agreement and democrats and republicans the put aside their party differences to find agreements for americans. >> all right. karen, there are some democrats who believe that entitlements
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should be on the table. in fact, here's senator mac warner on "hardball" last night. let's listen to him. >> we are spending too much in our gdps, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize you have to move up in revenues and down in spending. i'm one of the democrats that think entitlements have to be part of the discussion. >> will house democrats eventually have to swallow cuts to entitlements, karen? >> i don't think, that was one clip of mark warner. i don't think any democrat favors cutting benefits. there's a difference between looking at entitlement reform, seeing if there are ways to kind of tighten things up and benefit cuts. that's where most democrats have been adamant, but let's be clear about the default crisis the republicans have gotten us into. what we are talking about, joe talks about balancing the books like folks do every day. guess what? what we are talking about here is essentially balancing the books, making good on things we already spent money on.
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these are bills this congress has already run up and all we are saying is you have to pay your bills. the discussion we are having is how we go forward, but it is important to division between holding the debt limit hostage in terms of talking about things we would do going forward, not necessarily dealing with -- but going forward, your republicans in the house passed a bill, the ryan legislation, the ryan budget, would rely on raising the debt ceiling. so how is that a good accounting measure? >> well, at the end of the day, we want people, republicans and democrats to work together. it is for the sake of the american people. we have people at home watching tv this morning saying, please, just fix it, won't you? stop bicker and fighting and get it done for the sake of americans. that's what the leadership in the house and the senate on the republican side and the democratic side need to get done. there are a variety of measures
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offered, but unemployment is at 9.2%. you don't want to raise taxes at a time when business owners -- >> on the part of what's hurting our economy, you have business leaders and the banks saying this for months, this game of chicken, this crisis that the republicans have put us into has actually or is bad for the economy because what businesses have said is i'm not going to take a risk when i don't know you. i can't take a wink wink from john boehner the debt ceiling is going to be raised. they do need to come together, but it doesn't help the republicans are essentially holding this hostage. that has also contributed, let's be honest, to what's happening right now in our economy. >> they can only hold it hostage so much. democrats control the senate, they have the white house. i mean, the republicans don't control lots in washington, d.c. >> well, then, maybe you should tell that to john boehner so we can get the votes together to get this done. >> it comes down to the p.r. or the way you sell things. do you think, for instance, boehner could sell the concept of tax increases that are called
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tax code reform in his base? >> well, if you do away with some tax loopholes, if you use lag wanlg language that takes about tax reform, that's more soothing and less inflame inflammatory talk. you don't want to hurt the small business owners who create the jobs, who employ people. we just came off the worst month we have had in years. >> what we are talking about is shared sacrifice and looking at people at the top. we have to use the phrase corporate jets. we are not talking about small businesses here. >> all right. let's hold those thoughts. we have another hour. this is fiery. all right. see you in a bit. thanks, guys. a horse makes a break for it and goes for a run that never seems to end. this is a story you may have missed this week. and a boy claims to be a human magnet. yeah, you just have to see the pictures to believe it.
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18-year-old lauren hasley just graduated high school with plans to attend college with fashion design. now officials have arrested her ex-boyfriend who stand accused of killing her. michelle sedona is joining us live from washington, d.c., with a story that rocked a quiet community. what a tragedy here. good morning to you. >> good morning, alex. >> how was she first reported missing? and where was her body discovered? >> she was first reported missing by her father on sunday. she was leaving her job. she worked at the mall. and when she didn't come home later that evening that's when he filed the missing person report.
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when i spoke to the d.a.'s office on thursday, they said they had reached out to the people who had last seen her. and they started interviewing them, including the ex-boyfriend. and that's when they started to put a few pieces together, but it was not until monday when a buy sicklist bicyclist went through the area and identified her body. >> how long had it been since she and her ex-boyfriend had broken up? >> they were together for three years, they broke up in april, but they sort of has been on again/off again for the last few months. as far as anyone knows as of right now, there was nothing involved in the relationship that had any kind of domestic violence, no kinds of physical evidence, mental abuse, things of that nature that they have been able to find yet. of course, the investigation is still ongoing. >> with regard to pieces of evidence they are considering or things that are leading them to believe he is a suspect, what is
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that about? >> i can't confirm there was blood found in the house. they are not saying whose blood it is, but apparently they did have enough evidence to go in to arrest the defendant to charge him with first-degree murder. he did appear in court earlier this week and pleaded not guilty. and then also we'll have another court appearance on august 15th. so we'll know a little bit more at that point, but these are two teenagers just graduated from high school. both heading off to college in the fall. they had their hole lives ahead of them and come from great families. this is quite tragic all the way around. >> absolutely. coming off the heels of the casey anthony case, is it clear how she died? i mean, is there any question about the manner of death? >> well, there are reports out there. and something that investigators are looking into is that her throat was slit. so that's something along with a bungee cord that may have been involved in this somehow. that's another thing they are looking into. another thing we have to take
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away from this, alex, is that a lot of times in these cases, and if he is guilty, he's only been charged with this crime. there are some other things that lead up to that. many times you don't see, especially involving whether you are a teen or an adult, you just come right off the bat and then there's murder. there's you recall usually some sort of mental, emotional abuse leading up to that point. so parents really need to sit down with their teens and educate them on what's healthy and what isn't healthy. the middlesex county attorney office has a great website with signs and resources to help educate your kids on domestic violence and what if their friends are involved, what they should do as well. >> thank you so much, michelle. >> have a good day. critiquing kate. any fashion missteps during her trip to california? we'll talk to a stylist next. irt and the only chicken company to have usda-process-verified programs for fresh all-natural chicken. [ joe ] we never have used steroids
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saturday." i'm alex witt. at 32 past the hour, we have a personal look at betty ford who died last night at a california hospital. the former first lady is praised today for her courage and candor as she battled cancer and addiction in the public eye. earlier this morning i spoke to msnbc chief dr. correspondent nancy snyderman who knew betty ford personally. >> she was not one who believed in hiding things and pushing things into the closet. in the '50s and '60s if you had a cancer diagnosis, you didn't talk about it to your neighbors. it was almost a shameful thing. she took her addiction and said it was a disease. she took breast cancer and said we need to destigmatize it. she changed the conversation. i consider her one of the great leaders of women's health because she took her office in the white house and said, you know, i'm an unabashed activist. i happen to believe in planned
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parenthood. i have strong daughters and am a strong wife. i love my husband. this is the face of america. she lived that. >> that was part of my conversation with nbc's dr. nancy snyderman. betty ford was 93 years old. new this morning, casey anthony is refusing to see her mother. records for the orange county jail in orlando show that casey anthony denied a visit requested by her mom, cindy. instead she accepted a visit from her attorney jose baez and other members from her defense team. meanwhile, public emotions are running high following her acquittal on murder charges. a handful of states are considering new legislation called caylee's law. joining me live now is florida state representative scott clacken. good day to you. before we get to details about caylee's law proposed, i'm curious about the reaction in florida following the casey anthony verdict. were you surprised by that? >> well, obviously, there's a lot of controversy one way or
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the other on this situation last week. but caylee's law we filed really not in response to the charges of murder and such, but simply to address the 31-day period where she did not report anything to the police and, in fact, misled the police. caylee's law would address that situation and really not the rest of the verdict. >> in terms of addressing it, tell me what it would do. would it make anyone who knows of a missing child responsible for getting word to police or only certain people, how is that going to work? >> well, there's a couple different parts. if a parent, guardian, caretaker is aware that the child is either missing or deceased, it requires them to report that to authorities in a timely fashion. secondly, what judge perry sentenced her to the other day was lying or misleading to the police. so we are upgrading that for
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parents or guardians that would lie or mislead police to be felony charges. had this fact pattern been in place under caylee's law, if successful, it would -- she wouldn't be walking out of the jail next week. she would be walking out of the orange county jail in many, many years from now. >> in the face of all this, scott, it seems like a good thing to do, but do you think it is necessary? how many parents are not going to report their kid missing? and if you deem this to be a necessary law, what does that say about our society? >> well, it doesn't say anything good, i would say. my hope is, though, that we would pass this law and we will never run into another mother or parent like casey anthony again that for 31 days while out partying could do such a thing. so i would hope that we pass it and we never have to use this law in the state of florida.
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that would be my hope. >> scott, may i just can i ask you on a personal note, when you watch the reaction here, are you surprised by how much attention this garnered here in the united states but also around the world, right there in your backyard? >> the trial, i couldn't hear that. the trial in general or caylee's law? >> not caylee's law, the trial in general. >> well, yeah, i'm here across from the courthouse. there's lots of media here. i'm not sure what captivated the world's attention about this, but here in orlando it's had a significant impact. we had to bring out $350,000 extra to pay for the costs in this. it certainly got attention. i'm hoping when the dust settles that caylee's law can get passed so hopefully another parent that would do such a thing like this isn't going to walk out just like she is next week. >> florida state representative
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scott plakin, thank you so much. the shock over the death of a baseball fan, shannon stone, is being felt at all levels, by his family, his community and by anyone who has ever hoped to catch a ball at a major league game. the 39-year-old firefighter was leaning in to grab a ball thrown by josh hamilton when he tumbled over a railing right in front of his 6-year-old son. now members of stone's community are volunteering and holding barbecues to raise money for his family. nbc's kevin tibbles is joining me now live. good morning to you. so many layers of this tragedy here. first and foremost there's the stone family, but josh hamilton is heart broken. >> that's right. the american league mvp is talking to reporters about how truly distraught he is over this accident. he says, he could hear that little 6-year-old boy yelling for his father after it happened. and it was such a routine moment for a baseball game, players throw balls to fans in the stands all the time.
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>> when i got it and threw it in that direction -- if the same situation came up, i would throw it again. >> he eventually fell over a 33-i ch railing 20 feet onto concrete. that's how he lost his life, alex. >> you can imagine the screams of the poor little 6-year-old watching his father. and indeed, kevin, this played out on television. this happens all the time, you see the cameras watch the fans go for the balls. like you said, it was so common. how are the texas rangers reacting? >> there was a moment of silence and they wore black ribbons in honor of johanssshannon stone, firefighter. the building inspector looked at
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the stadium and everything is within the code, but they are still looking into the accident. they held a press conference yesterday, and like everyone, he's in disbelief over what happened. >> when you think about how many baseballs go into the stands, whether it is they are hit in the stands or they are handed into the stand or tossed into the stands, it is a tremendous number. i'm no different than our fan base. when i was younger i went to the ballpark, my hope was to get a foul ball. >> and now many major league players are actually saying they are going to think twice befores toing those foul balls into the stand, alex. >> you can about imagine. are they going to call for an investigation into this or are they -- >> oh, absolutely. major league baseball released a statement already that reads in part, major league baseball has the utmost sensitivity to the safety of all the fans that come to our ballparks.
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our players are encouraged to be fan-friendly and we will carefully review this incident with our clubs to continue to ensure a safe environment for all our fans. this man and his young boy bought a glove on the way to the ballpark to do just that, catch a ball. >> kevin tibbles, thank you so much. let's go now to the scandal that has rocked ruperet murdoch's press score. he is preparing his last edition set to hit newsstand tomorrow, but the ordeal is far from over. keir simmons is live with more on this for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this last edition will feature some of their celebrated storieses, but another newspaper is wondering if this is britain's watergate scandal. a scandal in which the facts slowly emerged and a few pursued by journalists. a scandal involving one of the world's most powerful men.
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as the scandal that brought down one of his best-selling newspapers threatens to damage more of his media empire, rupert murdoch is flying into the u.k. some suggest james murdoch could face prosecution. yesterday two top former employees were arrested. an editor once serving as the prime minister's communication director and a reporter who served prison time back in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim, the people's privacy was invaded, their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister says no stone will be left unturned. >> these people could have had the phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper, it is simply disgusting. >> reporter: among the 4,000 potential phone-hacking victims whose names or numbers have now been turned over to the police, families of murder victims,
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terror victims and fallen soldiers. tony phillipson just found out his son james who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world and also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. it is despicable. what else can you say? what on earth do they think they were going to find? >> reporter: in word of the prime minister, people trust the police to wrote tect them, politicians to represent them and the press to inform them. and, he says, the british public has been failed by all three. alex, just to explain why some people are so upset by this is alleged, for example, a missing 13-year-old girl had her mobile phone hacked into, voice mails left by her parents listened to by a private detective and even some voice mails deleted to make space so more voice mails could
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be left. that's why this scandal is threatening to change the nature of the tabloid press in this country. >> well, that action is obscene. it looks like they will pay for that one. thank you, keir simmons. from a runaway boat to a runaway horse, here are stories you missed from the week. a scene from "the mummy." on tuesday a massive dust storm hit parts of arizona that caught many by surprise. it was 50 miles wide and pushed by wind gusts of more than 60 miles an hour. it took days for all the dust to settle. take out this wayward boat in wisconsin that ran in circles on monday after the owner was tossed in the water by a big wave. fortuna fortunately, the boat eventually came to a stop. another runaway to tell you about, this is a horse in ohio that got loose from a farm to run eight miles along the highway or so last week. the clearly-energetic horse appropriately named vava was
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safely captured. in canada, a strange find in the sea. this lobster looks like it has been cooked already but it is still alive. this is a rare one. only one in 10 million lobsters are found like this. he'll be moved to a nature center next week to live out the rest of its years. ♪ [ jim ] i need to push out a software upgrade. build a new app for the sales team in beijing. and convince the c.e.o. his email will find him... wherever he is. i need to see my family while they're still awake. [ male announcer ] with global services from dell, jim can address his company's i.t. needs through custom built applications, cloud solutions and ongoing support in over 100 countries. so his company sees results. and jim sees his family. dell. the power to do more.
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whether she's inher native england or touring los angeles, the duchess of came bridge is turning heads for her impeccable style and glamour. duchessofcamebridgestyle.com. give me a grade on kate's fashion on this trip. the british press is reporting different things, she did wear
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the same pair of jeans three days in a row. i'm like, big whoop. how would you grade her? >> a-plus. she has hit it straight out of the ballpark with all her looks. she stuck with a certain color palate, but it works for her because for a 12-day trip you need to be able to mix and match your extras. that's what she's done. she's done beautifully. >> how do you think her style came about, and how large a following are you getting? is there an interest in her style? >> women are eating it up. they want to look like kate and get her look and be copy-kates, basically. >> what do you think it is about her that make people want to copy her? >> i think she has a classical, conservative look, being a young woman she is covering up but still managing to look very sophisticated. >> she is covering up. she doesn't expose anything. i mean, she looks very elegant and yet looks with it. >> exactly.
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that's the one thing i think a lot of women need to take notice. you can really look like a lady and look very beautiful and sophisticated without showing a lot. >> frank here in the studio is nodding in agreement. she is not showing a lot of skin, either. i'm curious about the coffee kate angle of your website. what is that about? >> i started copy kate because a lot of times my readers -- she wears british designers, and sometimes it is not available in the u.s. so i try to make it accessible for women to shop her looks. so i put together different ensembles from her $ -- they are variations from what she's wearing, but you can go to h&m, anywhere to basically buy something that looks exactly like what kate may be wearing. >> it is also, you offer it up with a good price point. >> exactly. i think kate is speaking to all of us because she's a
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recessionista. >> recessionista. a great phrase. i love that. well, listen, good luck with the website. very innovative reviews. i have a feeling it will be a big hit. good luck. author here with us is makita. here's something you don't see every day. an 11-year-old boy known for being a human magnet is getting a lot of attention. he can attract spins and scissors and cameras to his torso. the boy and his dad showed this ability by placing a big pot on his chest. wow, how does he do that? at'e the future of business. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪
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the "atlantis" space shuttle is heading to the international space station. the liftoff on friday went perfectly. this was the final mission now in the 30-year shuttle program. joining me is former astronaut and retired navy captain winston scott. a very good morning to you. >> good morning, alex.
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how are you this morning? >> i'm well, thank you. so happy to speak with you because you personally walked in space. what is that like? >> i tell you what, there's nothing like it on thissette. nothing that i can say in words to make you understand. it is absolutely spectacular and a life-changing event. >> i can about imagine. that's all i'm going to do is imagine. but this shuttle program overall hasn't been a success, or has it been, if so, why? >> the shuttle program has been a success. 30 years of flying the only reusable space vehicle ever developed has been absolutely incredible. of course, the development, the processes and technology we have received from the space program have been incredible. i can sit here all day long and name technology after technology after technology and overwhelm everybody, but not only has it been exciting but very much a success. >> okay. how about the price of man space
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travel? is it too expensive these days, and is there a way to cut it down without compromising safety? >> you know what, that question comes uh all the time. price has to be put into context. look at the amount of dollars spent. somebody could say the space program is expensive, but look at it in context, nasa's total amount of money that goes to nasa is less than one penny out of every dollar. i have seen several financial analysts on the return. the most conservative says every dollar we put into nasa we get three back. i don't know about you, but i would like to find my own place to get a three in one money return. we need to continue to fund our space program. >> among the next steps out there in terms of exploration and going to the moon, going to mars, do you think this will
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happen and if so, can you give any sort of a timeframe? >> well, that's the concern. it would be nice if we had a specific timeframe to accomplish those goals, but we don't. and that's the problem. that's the thing that concerns many of us who work in this space industry. we have stood in our shuttle program. when "atlantis" lands there's no more human american space flight for a while, but we have no clear-cut timeframe in when we go to mars or to the moon. that's what we need. without specific goals, specific timeframe and the funding to do it, then we are going nowhere. and that bothers myself and bothers many other people who have histories in the space program. >> yeah, and those of us who are big fans of it. i don't know about you, but watching yesterday i had a big tear in my eye. it was something i didn't want the see end. i love what it does and says about mankind. we want to get out there and explore and want to push the boundaries. >> absolutely. and not only does it say that
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for mankind, but it says something about the united states. when we are leaders in space, we are leaders in everything else we do. if we have no space program, then we immediately drop to some lower-tiered status as a world power. we can't continue to tout our leadership if we can't put people in the space program. we have to hitch rides with other countries. and those are things that concern most of us. >> i know we'll hitch a ride with the russians for a while and see how long that lasts again until we are up and at it ourselves. >> hopefully we are up and at it again very soon. >> i agree. thank you very much, winston scott. a man falls out of a roller coaster and dies. what went wrong there? plus, casey anthony refuses a jailhouse visit from her mom as she awaits her release from jail. that's up next on "msnbc saturday." our can-do spirit and our can-do cheese. kraft singles. this cheese rolls up its sleeves and gets the job done
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